” THE FIRST ROCK AND ROLL RECORD”-‘ROCKET 88’ RECORDED THIS DAY 1951

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It is impossible to really say what the first ‘rock and roll record’ was but “Rocket 88″is often cited as being the first. The song was recorded on this day in 1951 at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee- produced by the immortal Sam Phillips [the man who invented rock and roll.}

“Rocket 88′ is credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats but the actual artists were Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm. The song when released would hit #1 on the Billboard R@B chart.

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